Ron Daniels


The Brazil-born director’s world-premiere production of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will be remounted later this season at London’s English National Opera. He has also revived Carmen at Michigan Opera Theatre and will create a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor at The Santa Fe Opera. His extensive operatic work includes Carmen (Houston Grand Opera, Opera Pacific) and new productions of La forza del destino (San Francisco Opera), Madama Butterfly (San Francisco Opera, Opera Pacific, Florida Grand Opera), and The Turn of the Screw (Berkshire Opera). Last season he directed the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star at Cincinnati Opera and La bohème at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In 2010, Daniels directed the critically acclaimed world premiere of Daniel Catán’s Il Postino at LA Opera. That production has been revived in Vienna, Paris, and Mexico City. His widely praised production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (St. Louis) followed his successful direction of the hip-hop musical, Kingdom, at San Diego’s Old Globe. Former associate artistic director of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Daniels has directed that company’s productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Hamlet, The Tempest, The Cherry Orchard, and The Seagull, among others.

Lyric debut: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (2016|17)

Last updated: March 24, 2017